Lecturer-American History

Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posted
Apr 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full-time Lecturer in American History

Department of History:

IRIS Position Number: 50133398

Description:

The Department of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time lecturer in American history beginning August 1, 2017.   

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. Teaching load is 4/4.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following requirements:

  • PhD in history by time of appointment.
  • Ability to teach introductory survey and advanced courses in American history.
  • Additional ability to teach world history survey courses an asset.
  • Willingness to engage in alternative modes of instruction, including online.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Introductory letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabi and copies of student evaluations (if available)
  • One writing sample (preferably an article or book/dissertation chapter)
  • Three letters of recommendation sent to: History-Search@utc.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 3, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:  https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000IL

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon.com have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.